Terry Wahls - The Melissa Ambrosini Show

Eat Your Way Out Of Illness With Dr Terry Wahls






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Hippocrates famously once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Never before has been more relevant than today, especially when it comes to combatting inflammation in the body and common autoimmune issues. It’s not everyday you meet someone who has healed herself from being wheelchair bound with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and done so mainly via the foods she eats. But today’s guest, Dr Terry Wahls, is that person and her story is now well known around the world.

Dr. Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.

Unfortunately, autoimmune issues are all too common these days. But Dr Wahls’ approach to nutrition and health shows us that illness and decline are not inevitable, and we do have the power to rewrite our own future. Not only does Terry give you the tools to add years to your life, she also teaches you how to ‘cook for your life’ and reverse autoimmunity so that you can not just slow its descent, but live a life of radiant health and full-blown vitality.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why she only eats one meal a day (05:16)
  • The best anti-aging secret ever (05:56)
  • The reason we feel hungry (even when we don’t really need to eat) (06:17)
  • How she healed from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (07:05)
  • How to create health and cook for life (13:57)
  • The biggest thing you need to remove from your diet to help you thrive (15:36)
  • What a ketogenic diet is and the pros and cons of it (16:24)
  • How to get your hormones back on track (19:42)
  • The top things you need to experience glowing health and vitality (27:01)
  • Why avoiding lectins may be the number one thing you need to do for your health (34:02)
  • Plus so much more!

Episode resources:

  • Growing Strong: Healthy Eating with the Whole Family Kickstarter Campaign (website)
  • The Wahls Protocol (Amazon)
  • The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life by Terry Wahls (Amazon)
  • The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry (Amazon)
  • Nora Gedgaudas on The Melissa Ambrosini Show (podcast episode)
  • Dr Joseph Mercola on The Melissa Ambrosini Show (podcast episode)
  • Dave Asprey on The Melissa Ambrosini Show (podcast episode)
  • Ben Greenfield on The Melissa Ambrosini Show (podcast episode)

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  1. Hazel says:

    Brilliant! Thank you Melissa for another informative and valuable interview about our health and diet.

  2. Audrey says:

    Loved this Melissa, just fabulous! I could listen to you all day haha. A wealth of information. I noted Dr. Terry said nine cups of veggies for males but did she mention the amount for females or is it the same?
    Thanks beautiful XX

  3. kerri says:

    Hi Melissa I would love it if you could interview Kimmy Werner she is a Hawaiian free diver and spear fisher and chef who lives a healthy simple life she has recently released a series called living simply with Kimmy and its so inspiring

  4. Kylie smith says:

    Thanks Melissa! Another wonderfully informative interview that’s left me fist pumping the air after Terry suggested giving up sugar as her #1 tip for improving health! I gave up sugar about 5 years ago…
    Also, I’m feeling inspired to start a veggie garden with my 3 beautiful cherrubs.

  5. Bruce says:

    The Hippocrates quote is always powerful. But it’s easily misquoted and the misquote changes it’s meaning. I struggle to say it right all the time.

    “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”


    “Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food”

    The former basically says have medicine for food in the second half of the quote. A technicality yes, but the wording makes a huge difference.

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    extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
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  7. CathyK says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVED this podcast. Thank you

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